Best Trades in IPL: Top 5 Trades In IPL History

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Top 5 Trades In IPL

IPL trade window or the so-called transfer window opens twice, prior to the auction and once post the auction. During the trade window, players are traded among the franchises. The trade window has seen some shocking moves over the years. Unexpected transfers of potential players and at times experienced players too have often caused havoc amongst the fans.

Trade window has been a boon for the franchises as they can secure the player required for a lesser amount in comparison to the amount they would have paid if the player was auctioned. The transfer of big names has always brought the attention of one and all.

Over the years, there have been various such transfers and among them, the top 5 trades in IPL history have been mentioned here.

Top 5 Best Trades in IPL

Here’s a look at top 5 Trades In IPL history:


5. Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar

The young Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar is fifth in the list for the top 5 trades in IPL history. Shankar was traded ahead of the 2019 IPL. He was traded in by Sunrises Hyderabad for INR 3.2 crores. Vijay has been a force to reckon with in the domestic circuit and then but failed to capitalize on his opportunity in the ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019. He brings a much-needed balance to any side. His ability to tonk the ball apart from being a handy customer with the ball is something that helped the SRH squad.

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4. KL Rahul

KL Rahul

KL Rahul has recently been named as the captain of KXIP for the 2020 IPL. Rahul makes it into this list for his trade back in 2015-16. Rahul was traded in by RCB prior to the 2016 edition and he finished the tournament as the 11th highest run-scorer. Rahul proved to be a successful trade for the side as he played as an opener in the initial matches and also as a middle-order batsman in the latter part of the tournament. He is a very useful asset for his team, he can keep wickets and bat at any position. He missed the 2017 edition due to shoulder injury and was picked by KXIP for 11 crores prior to the 2018 IPL.

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3. Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane was a mainstay for the Rajasthan Royals team during his time with the franchise. He represented RR in over 100 matches. He successfully played the role of a top-order batsman for the royals. Aggressive batting approach is not his forte but he provides solidity to the top order of the team. He has been traded in by Delhi Capitals at a price of INR 4 crores prior to 2020 IPL. He will add experience to their batting order. Rahane is third in the list for the top 5 trades in IPL history.

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2. Ravichandran Ashwin


Ashwin came into the limelight for his performances with Chennai Super Kings. His performances with the franchise resulted in him breaking into the international stage. He dominated the international stage in the initial year’s and ended the decade as the highest wicket tacker. He missed the 2017 season due to injury. He moved on to KXIP in 2018 IPL auction for 7.6 crores and captained them in 2019 edition. He has been traded in by Delhi Capitals for INR 7.6 crores prior to 2020 IPL and his experience as a bowler is much needed for Delhi.

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1. Shikhar Dhawan

Shikar Dhawan has been a part of Delhi Daredevils in his initial years and then moved on to Mumbai Indians. He never actually settled in any of the two teams. Dhawan’s prime in IPL came with Sunrises Hyderabad, where he consistently scored for them as an opener alongside Warner. Dhawan was traded in by his hometown franchise Delhi Capitals for INR 4.2 crores prior to 2019 IPL. He knows the conditions well enough and his ability with the bat is known to everyone, as a result, he tops the list for the top 5 trades in IPL history.

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